Your child experienced something that is probably your worst nightmare. You may be experiencing feelings of shame, self-blame, anger, and grief. At this time it may feel like your entire world has been turned upside down and you may be asking yourself questions such as:
During times like this look at the donut and not the hole. Your child is still a wonderfully sweet child that is capable of feeling joy and happiness. Your relationship with your child is the greatest strength you can bring to your child’s recovery. Your child’s trauma is a small part of their entire life just as the hole is a small part of the donut. Try and look at the bigger picture and find times to enjoy the donut! Take time and play with your child as though nothing has changed. You may doubt your parenting abilities at this time, but your child only needs 4 things from you that you are already great at providing! These are the 4 things your child needs to know:
If you are in the Henderson, Las Vegas, or Summerlin, Nevada area and are seeking individual, couple, or family therapy and you like my approach call 702-751-0540 to schedule an appointment!